Mar 262017
 

Star Trek Voyager was a great show in the Trek universe though probably doesn’t get the same love as compared with the original series or The Next Generation, but it was still an entertaining series featuring a solid cast.

 

 

Star Trek Voyager
— The Complete Series —

(1995-2001)

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Adventure, Drama
Paramount | NR – 7778 min. – $144.99 | March 7, 2017

Date Published: 03/26/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


SERIES INFO:
Directed by:
Various
Writer(s): Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek created by); Rick Berman, Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor (series created by)
Cast: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, Garrett Wang, Jeri Ryan
DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurettes, Photo Galleries, Easter Eggs
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 47
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Full Frame 1.33
Subtitles: English
Region(s): 1

 


THE SERIES — 4.0/5


As with The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager lasted an impressive seven seasons and while in many ways, casting primarily, I prefer TNG, Voyager was an incredibly entertaining series that, strangely enough, really had an intimate vibe with a starship and its passengers on a journey that took them 70,000 light-years from earth and would take them 75 years to get back home.

Along with some interesting stories, this series did excel with a fun cast who shared great chemistry with one another as well as featuring the series’ first female captain as portrayed by Kate Mulgrew while Robert Beltran served as a fascinating second-in-command, the pair showing a different dynamic compared to that of Stewart’s Picard and Frakes’s Riker. Add in the underrated Robert Picardo providing some comic relief, but gets to stretch his dramatic acting chops here and there and the beautiful Jeri Ryan who joined the series in its fourth season playing a former borg drone.

Star Trek: Voyager is a fun series that might not surpass The Next Generation in terms of story or quality, but it’s still entertaining and a fantastic performance by Kate Mulgrew who holds her own amongst the best in the storied franchise.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 4.5/5


This 47-disc complete series comes housed in three cases, seasons 1-3 and 4-6 are in massive extra-wide DVD cases (the kind Paramount has used for their latest series’ sets) and season 7 is contained in a slightly thinner case. While it is nice to get these sets at a discount rate, admittedly this one can get unwieldy at times and getting the discs out is a bit of a hassle.

Due to time and, in terms of this review, I’m going to do a quick rundown of the features included. A general overview of these has behind-the-scenes footage and old interviews with the cast and crew discussing the new frontier the series set. Also here is rare footage of the original casting of the captain.

SEASON 1

  • Braving the Unknown: Season One (10:50)
  • Voyager Time Capsule: Kathryn Janeway (15:15)
  • The First Captain: Bujold (8:41)
  • Cast Reflections: Season One (8:42)
  • On Location with the Kazons (5:38)
  • Red Alert: Visual Effects Season One (10:34)
  • Launching Voyager on the Web (6:07)
  • Real Science with Andre Bormanis (9:02)
  • Photo Gallery
  • 3 Easter Eggs (TRT 3:56)

SEASON 2

  • Text Trivia on “The 37s”
  • Braving the Unknown: Season Two (16:30)
  • Voyager Time Capsule: Tuvok (13:57)
  • Saboteur: Extraordinaire: Seska (6:42)
  • A Day in the Life of Ethan Phillips (7:03)
  • Red Alert: Visual Effects Season Two (12:51)
  • Real Science with Andre Bormanis (11:26)
  • Photo Gallery
  • 4 Easter Eggs (TRT 10:07)
  • Borg Invasion 4D (0:57)

SEASON 3

  • Braving the Unknown: Season Three (13:10)
  • Voyager Time Capsule: Neelix (12:05)
  • Voyager Time Capsule: Kes (12:03)
  • Flashback to “Flashback” (13:36)
  • Red Alert: Amazing Visual Effects (16:56)
  • Real Science with Andre Bormanis (10:40)
  • Photo Gallery
  • 5 Easter Eggs (TRT 12:42)
  • Bog Invasion 4D (0:57)

SEASON 4

  • Braving the Unknown: Season Four (21:07)
  • Voyager Time Capsule: Seven of Nine (13:44)
  • Voyager Time Capsule: Harry Kim (14:09)
  • The Birth of Species 8472 (9:35)
  • The Art of Alien Worlds (10:42)
  • Photo Gallery
  • 4 Easter Eggs (TRT 9:09)
  • Promotional Trailer – Trekkies 2 (1:52)

SEASON 5

  • Braving the Unknown: Season Five (20:15)
  • Voyager Time Capsule: B’Elanna Torres (16:53)
  • Voyager Time Capsule: Tom Paris (15:05)
  • The Borg Queen Speaks (6:54)
  • Delta Quadrant Make-Up Magic (19:34)
  • Photo Gallery
  • 3 Easter Eggs (TRT 11:01)

SEASON 6

  • Braving the Unknown: Season Six (16:57)
  • One Small Step: A Mars Encounter (9:23)
  • Voyager Time Capsule: Chakotay (12:06)
  • Red Alert: Amazing Visual Effects (17:18)
  • Guest Star Profile: Vaughn Armstrong (10:11)
  • Photo Gallery
  • 5 Easter Eggs (TRT 11:50)

SEASON 7

  • Braving the Unknown: Season Seven (18:12)
  • Voyager Time Capsule: The Doctor (15:10)
  • Coming Home: The Final Episode (12:38)
  • Real Science with Andre Bormanis (14:02)
  • The Making of Borg Invasion 4-D (9:34)
  • Photo Gallery
  • 5 Easter Eggs (TRT 12:46)

 

VIDEO – 3.75/5, AUDIO – 3.5/5


Star Trek Voyager is presented with a 1.33 full frame aspect ratio as originally televised and while it’s not terribly colorful, in fact it’s a bit drab in spots, still looks good for a show going on 20+ years old. Each episode is accompanied with a Dolby Digital 5.1 track which are perfectly serviceable providing for clear dialogue levels and some so-so depth during the action-centric scenes making use of the rear channels.

OVERALL – 4.25/5


Overall, Star Trek Voyager was a great show in the Trek universe though probably doesn’t get the same love as compared with the original series or The Next Generation, but it was still an entertaining series featuring a solid cast. This Complete Series set include the same discs from the individual releases so clearly this isn’t for fans who likely already own those. Included are great selection of bonus material and decent video/audio transfers.

 

 

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